Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Tanzania Tuesday #11

Tanzania considered itself one of the frontline states in opposing the South African policy of apartheid. Tanzania was the first country to welcome the African National Congress (Nelson Mandela's political party) after it was banned in South Africa.

Shortly after Nelson Mandela was released from prison in 1990, he visited Tanzania for the first time since 1962. Mandela visited the Solomon Mahlangu Freedom College and met with then-Tanzanian President Julius Nyerere.

Source: Jay Heale & Willie Wong, Cultures of the World: Tanzania. New York: Marshall Cavendish Benchmark, 2009; and nelsonmandela.com

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